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Sahara rim and tire suggestions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Bobbyd85, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Sep 27, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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    Bobbyd85

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    Hey I'm new to the jeep game. I have a Sahara and it's the steel blue metallic. I want ppl feedback on it. What size rims and tires are everyone running any good deals that won't break ur pocket for that or. Can I put 35x12.50 on my stock 18x7.5 rims. Or should I run like 33x12.50 tires on a 2.5" lift
     
  2. Sep 27, 2016 at 10:51 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I'm running 33's on my OEM wheels. No lift until recently.
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2016 at 3:26 PM
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    C2T

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    You "can" put 35" tires on stock rims. HOWEVER, they will not work on a rig without a lift of at least 2.5", and/or with either wheel spacers or wheels with the correct backspace.

    You can go to those 35" tires with a 2.5" lift. But, to answer your question: You can put 33" tires on with a very modest lift (think 1.5" budget boost type). (NOTE: They will fit without the lift but will rub HARD, on your fenders, when the suspension is flexed.) On the stock wheels, without wheel spacers, you will get a bit of rub with 33s between the tire and the swaybar at full turn, with or without a lift. This is not a big deal.

    I am not sure...but I hope I have answered your questions.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    What year is your Sahara. It makes a big difference in the size of tire you can run. The new Sahara can run a much bigger tire than the older one in both the stock and lifted form.
     
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